We went up to Scotland to see my brother at the weekend, stopping over on Saturday night. I’m glad we went, it’s been a while since I’ve seen him. And it turned out to be the last opportunity. He lost his 12 month long battle with cancer on Monday morning. Still, I’d like to think he’s in a better place, now.
We kept the car an extra day so we could go across to see the family, then took it back yesterday and moved out of the marina to a quiet spot just above Swanley top lock.
Near bridge 10
We’ve arranged for a berth again tomorrow, and a car from Enterprise at Crewe, so we can go up for the funeral on Friday.
So we’ll be dropping back down through the 2 locks in the morning, back to the marina.
We were moored alongside NB Cecelia III, and the owners, Jim and Penny, arrived to oversee her being hauled out for bottom painting.
We had a good chat while I took some pictures of the operation. Pleasant couple.
Out she comes…
Unusual 4 blade propeller..
Jim and Penny, with Cecelia III in the background heading for the paint shop.
Locks 2, miles 1